Residential Landscape Design – Putting ROI in Beauty


ROI and beauty are not words you typically see together. Yet, the truth is that professional residential landscape design provides both – increased beauty and a financial return.

Don’t just take our word for it. We have proof from other professionals:

Total Mortgage says good landscaping can add 10-15% to the value of your home:

“Landscaping is more than flowers and shrubs.  Upgrades can involve things like patios and decks, flowerbeds, barbecue pits, watering systems and plants of all sorts. As you enter into a landscaping project, you have plenty of choices about what kinds of upgrades to make.   The trick is to make improvements that prospective buyers want.  If you do, then your property value will rise.” 

Bob Vila’s article provides a multitude of reasons to consider professional residential landscape design, including:

  • It can add 20% to the home value just in improving that first impression when you decide to sell.
  • Outdoor rooms are continuing to be a hot trend, and provide extended living space that is heavily sought after by buyers.
  • Working with a licensed professional ensures you get the best results.

“Our experience is that our clients want an incredible outdoor experience, and desire livable spaces that give them both beauty and function,” said Marc Funderburk, president of LandPatterns. “We know that the primary motivation is having a beautiful space, but the additional benefit is the value the space adds to the home.”

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Perhaps you are not thinking about selling your home in the near future. However, there are factors to consider when it comes to residential landscape design, including the important fact that a new landscape will not provide the curb appeal you desire instantly. The landscape needs time to grow and blossom before you achieve the highest level of curb appeal.

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According to an article in SFGate, research by Alex X. Niemiera, a horticulturist at Virginia Tech, found that a well landscaped home had a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping. That advantage ranged from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent. That translates into an extra $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home.

That’s great news, IF your landscape is at the maturity point that really sends the right signals to a purchaser. Niemiera’s research revealed that landscaping requires a coherent, sophisticated design; one that requires planning with a professional. Otherwise, you may end up with a disorganized approach, which detracts from the curb appeal of the home.

Eclectic is not a good design idea when it comes to landscaping your home.

According to an article in Boston Globe, a landscape that is mature (not overgrown) and well-tended gives a signal to potential home buyers that the inside is also well cared for – something they are looking for when purchasing a new home.

Real estate broker Jill Kaminsky said it best in her Washington Post articleAs a real estate agent, I have found that most homebuyers are more excited about touring a home that looks inviting on the outside than one that is sad and dreary, unless they were focused on buying a fixer-upper.

Similarly, you would probably run from a first date who showed up disheveled and wilted.  Hopefully, you wouldn’t be looking for a fixer-upper in this scenario.To ensure an ROI, think about the value you want to receive from your home now, for yourself and your family, and how you want to maximize the investment when it comes time to sell. That means thinking ahead and investing early to get the best return.

“Our philosophy is to ensure that our clients have a unique, well thought out design that encompasses both their desires and aligns with the home. This gives them a wonderful space to enjoy,” said Marc. “It also is a good investment in the overall value of their homes, so they can rest assured that they are making a good investment in the future of their home.”

To learn more about residential landscaping design and how it can improve the value of your home now and in the future, contact one of our professional landscape designers today by simply filing out a quick form, or calling us at 214-560-6880. You will be making an investment in your home, your family and your future.

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